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Courageous Conversations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop will conclude at 4:30.

This workshop is well-suited for faculty, part-time instructors, and administrative staff seeking introductory language for and approaches to addressing race and racial conflict in the classroom. Participants should expect the conversation to be contextualized within the concerns most pressing at the University of Kentucky. By registering for the event, attendees agree to receive pre-workshop materials from the facilitators, including a short supplemental article to help frame the conversation. Completing the reading in advance of the workshop is not a requirement for attendance, but is strongly encouraged.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Plagiarism and the Teaching of Writing

Event Location: 
203 Jacobs Science Building

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

Regardless of discipline, faculty often find themselves assigning papers and writing projects, and with these assignments come questions and concerns over plagiarism: how to discuss it with students, how to reduce the likelihood with assignment design, and how to address it when it happens. The plagiarism capers of yesteryear (the archetypal file cabinet hidden in some backroom closet, for example) seem quaint in light of our current digital ubiquity, overwhelming connectedness with information and media, and immersion in remix/repost culture.

How, then, ought we to think about and use technologies in the context of academic integrity? How can we shift our students' thinking about plagiarism from a set of penal restrictions—a set of don'ts—to a positive practice of documenting work appropriately and ethically, attending to fair use and copyright conventions, and using formats specific to modality, medium, genre, or subject? How can we design writing assignments that discourage students from repurposing others' work without attribution, and, more importantly, how can we design assignments that encourage students to find and place their own voices and ideas in conversation with others?

This workshop will seek at once to complicate assumptions about plagiarism and student writing while also clarifying ways that we might productively and ethically address plagiarism in our teaching and assignment design. Scholarship and perspectives from the fields of writing studies and digital pedagogy will be put in conversation across the curriculum in order to make the session interactive and relevant for all participants.

Click here to register. Contact Trey Conatser (trey.conatser@uky.edu) if you have questions about the event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Teaching with Open Educational Resources

Event Location: 
108 Jacobs Science Building

Workshop concludes at 3:00. Please bring a laptop or tablet so that you can explore open resource databases during the workshop.

banner image reading "teaching with open educational resources" showing an open book against a blue sky with CELT and Library logos

Amid the concerns about the costs of higher education are the escalating prices of textbooks. According to the Census Bureau, the costs of college textbooks have risen 812% from 1978 to 2012. To alleviate students’ financial burdens, some educators have switched to library resources and/or openly licensed peer-reviewed materials (open educational resources, OER) in place of traditional textbooks. In addition to being free of charge to students, OER allow instructors to customize the content to suit their pedagogical needs and provide students with up-to-date information on the subject. As a 2016 survey of 16 studies of OER adoption in higher education found, "students generally achieve the same learning outcomes when OER are utilized and simultaneously save significant amounts of money."[1]

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the forms and purposes of OER, provide resources and best practices for finding OER, and connect OER to participants’ course goals and student learning outcomes. Formal presentations will be brief, and time will be focused on thinking about current and potential resources, as well as the means to locate and implement open resources for future learning designs.

This workshop was offered earlier in the semester and was well attended. We offer it again for a new round of UK Libraries' OER grant recipients, as well as any who missed our last workshop and would like to get a start on using OER for their teaching.

Follow this link to register for the workshop. Contact Trey Conatser (trey.conatser@uky.edu) from CELT or Adrian Ho (adrian.ho@uky.edu) from UKY Libraries with questions. Coffee, water, and snacks will be served. Note: for this event, please bring a laptop or tablet.

[1] John Hilton III, "Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions," in Educational Technology Research and Development, vol. 64, no.4, 2016, pp. 573–590.

Reimagining Service Learning Using the $100 Solution

Event Location: 
The 90 Room 202

The $100 Solution (THDS) is based on the idea that minimal resources can bring about big social change. This approach to service-learning integrates the core principles of partnership, reciprocity, sustainability, capacity building and reflection to answer a central question, “What can I do to enhance quality of life for others with just $100?” Sarah Kercsmar, Faculty Lecturer and Program Coordinator from Instructional Communication and Research, will share her experience using this model and guide participants through the process. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Student Motivation and Engagement Online: A Faculty Panel

Event Location: 
Alumni Gallery and UKAA Auditorium, WT Young Library

Reception begins in the Alumni Gallery at 11:30. From 12:15 to 1:30 the faculty panel will be held in the UKAA Auditorium.

The faculty panel will feature:

  • Dr. Ellen Usher, Associate Professor and Educational Psychology Area Chair
  • Dr. Sarah Kercsmar, Faculty Lecturer and Interim Program Coordinator in the Division of Instructional Communication and Research
  • Amanda Lawrence, Faculty Lecturer and PhD Candidate in Instructional Communication

Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) by April 18 to RSVP for the event. Food and refreshments will be provided. The panel is a result of a Faculty Learning Community supported by an eLearning Innovation Initiative (eLII) grant.

flier for the faculty panel

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